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  • Paperback: 544 pages
  • Publisher: VINTAGE ARROW - MASS MARKET (7 May 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1784874337
  • ISBN-13: 978-1784874339
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 3.3 x 19.8 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 431 g
  • Customer Reviews: 3.8 out of 5 stars52 customer ratings
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 82,895 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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One of the most pleasurable, engrossing, and in retrospect moving American novels ever written… The most criminally overlooked great novel of the past half century is a book called Something Happened, LA Review of Books

It is splendidly put together and hypnotic to read. It is as clear and hard-edged as a cut diamond. Mr. Heller's concentration and patience are so evident on every page that one can only say that "Something Happened" is at all points precisely what he hoped it would be -- Kurt Vonnegut

I used to think Catch-22 was my best novel until I read Kurt Vonnegut's review of Something Happened. Now I think Something Happened is -- Joseph Heller

A supremely controlled and meticulous masterpiece, grounded in the horror of daily living -- John Self, Guardian

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A cult classic, Something Happened is considered by some to be an even finer achievement than Catch-22. This is Heller's funny, honest and tragic tale of a failed American dream, relaunched in Vintage Classics for a generation brought up on Black Mirror

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